"I Always had a deep curiosity for the origin of jewellery..How did the first jewellery come about? I imagine it started with a simple appreciation for the beauty of shells, stones and other objects of nature.Wearing those objects must have been almost an automatic reaction, an immediate understanding that beatiful things can decorate us,identify us and protect us. I am inspired by ancient themes from Greece,Rome,South America and India. I love the stories they tell. I have been making jewellery for many years, trying to tell those stories again.”

Jenn has been a student of the classics, an airhostess,a Russian translator, an interior designer, a decorator, antique dealer and jewellery designer.

Jenneken lives in Amsterdam and has a daughter [Kyra], a son in law [Permario], a granddaugher [Tess].They all wear her jewellery.